YAY! I have finished the cross-stitch ornie I am making for my friend Barbara in England. She collects vintage Sindy dolls -- sort of a British Barbie -- so I added "Elf Sindy" to the cute little chart I received as a gift from The Sampler Girl (free with an order during the fab "Black Friday" sale). I also changed the beautiful colors that were recommended to use some Christmassy colors I had on hand. Time is of the essence this time of year! I messed up the hair a little bit....but...it was 3 AM and I was too tired to frog again....so I just went with it.
I found a really great website with awesome finishing tutorials:
I wanted to do Elf Sindy as a pillow ornament, but I have a love/hate relationship with my sewing machine (I think it knows I'm afraid of it) and I just didn't have the time to chance it on this one. But I definitely will try Anne's instructions when I have a little more time to set up the machine. I have a few ornaments lined up to stitch for the Crazy January Challenge and I plan to "finish" them myself. Ha ha, yet another goal for 2011 ~~~!!!